American Heart Association

Sexual abuse in childhood linked to signs of atherosclerosis in midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

This is the first study to suggest a link between sexual abuse and higher carotid artery intima-media thickness – thickening of […]

Peyton Manning helps fight heart disease in women

Peyton Manning, storied NFL quarterback, spoke out against heart disease this week at an American Heart Association luncheon in Knoxville, Tennessee.

The luncheon is part of an annual event supporting the AHA’s Go Red For Women program, which helps spread the word about the threat heart disease poses to the health and lives of women […]

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Depression may be a hidden heart disease risk factor for women under 55

Women 55 and younger who are depressed are twice as likely to have a heart attack, die or require artery-opening procedures, according to new research.

“Women in this age group are also more likely to have depression, so this may be one of the ‘hidden’ risk factors that can help […]

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First set of recommendations in a decade advocate gender-specific approach for women

A more gender-specific approach should be used in diagnosing heart disease, according to the first set of guidelines in about a decade by the American Heart Association on women’s ischemic heart disease.

The scientific statement is the first since 2005 to update recommendations about how best to diagnose suspected ischemic heart disease in women. […]

Government advises more fish for some women, kids

The federal government is urging pregnant women, those who may become pregnant, breastfeeding mothers and young children to eat more fish – but also to be careful not to take in too much mercury.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency issued an advisory this week […]

Study shows women do worse than men after heart attack

Women age 55 and younger may fare worse than men after having a heart attack, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014.

“Previous studies show young women have a greater burden of pre-existing risk factors,” said Rachel P. […]

Star-studded Woman’s Day Red Dress Awards honor fight against women’s heart disease

Actress and producer Rita Wilson will host Woman’s Day magazine’s 2014 Red Dress Awards, honoring those who have advanced the fight against heart disease – the No. 1 killer of women.

The awards presentation — Tuesday evening at Lincoln Center in New York — benefits the American Heart Association’s Go Red […]

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Go Red For Women event spreads the word via bloggers, social media

The American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women program and The Huffington Post co-hosted an event Wednesday in New York City for bloggers, news media and others involved in raising awareness about the No. 1 killer of women – heart disease.

The event began with a panel discussion on how women can unite […]

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SimpleScience@Heart: Women wish doctors would discuss sex after heart attack

Is sex OK after a heart attack? Yes. And women wish their doctors would say so.

In a small study, researchers found that many women who’d recovered from a heart attack would overcome their fear of resuming sexual activity if their doctor would give them more information. They’d also like […]